how to put a strenghing rib in sheet metal flange

I'm having trouble putting a rib into a sheet metal part for strength. I would like to put it in along the 90 deg bend in the middle about a 1/4 inch deep. Not sure how to go about doing it.

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Hi Gabe,
It' simple.
1.Draw a line according to your rib requirement.
2.Select rib command.
3.Set direction and other parameters.
4.click green check mark.
5.Solidworks automatically create it.

 
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thank you for your help, but how do i get it to unfold? plus the rib is only from one side the indent should be coming from the top.

 
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Hi Gabe,
I don't know their is exact way for it. But using trike you can archive. Make extrude cut like image.

 
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Are you looking for a weld in gusset or a stamped in boss?

 
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no weld the rib will be applied the same time the flange is bent.

 
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Use a forming tool to apply the rib.
Has to be a sheet metal part
There are some samples with Solidworks

 
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I figured out how to put in the rib! Now the question is, why will it not unfold? Any help?

 
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To unfold suppress the rib feature
SW at least thru 2011 won't flatten a forming tool feature

 
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